Amari!

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Before over-indulging at the dining room table over the Christmas and New Year holidays, I should have taken stock of Eric Asimov’s New York Times column, “An Italian Lesson for the Over stuffed”, which appeared on November 23, 2009.  “Bloated? Overstuffed? More than a little uncomfortable?,” he inquires. After all of the nibbles and noshes, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, wine

More Than Just A Wine Store

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It used to be that a wine store attracted business by having a friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, an attractive store in which to shop, and a good selection of reasonably priced wine. Some of the larger wine establishments have morphed into something more. In addition to a comprehensive internet search engine, replete with wine glossary and monthly […] [Read More]
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What’s On Tap For Wine In 2010

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John Mariani, a writer for Bloomberg.com, provides his ten predictions for wine in 2010, in a piece titled “For Wine in 2010 Expect Price Drops, Screwtops, Thirsty Chinese“.  Among the predictions: continued price drops for wine across the board; more on-line wine buying at sites such as wine-searcher.com and vinfolio.com and an increase in the […] [Read More]
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Buying Wine Over The Internet

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I subscribe to  a couple of  internet wine buying sites.  One of my favorites is winestillsoldout.com.  The Los Angeles Times published an article in June that described how winestillsoldout and other similar sites work.  Winestillsoldout sends subscribers blast emails on a daily basis offering  wines at an incredibly steep discount and offers the wine for […] [Read More]
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Lacking Transparency In Connecticut State Capitol

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Stephen H. Devoto, writing for the Middletown Eye Blog, offers a cognent analysis about the lack of transparency and accountability among our legislators in the State Capitol.  Mr. Devoto, in the course of discussing the release of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters‘  long awaited scoreboard on the environmental voting records of our legislators, states […] [Read More]
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Politicking Too Close For Comfort

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As Greenwich residents went to vote at Riverside Elementary School this morning, they were greeted by political advertisements for Lin Lavery the entire length of the driveway. Standing just outside the school gymnasium where the voting takes place, political candidates and their supporters harangued voters and passed out political literature. I found the signs and […] [Read More]
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Risks of Teen Driving–One Parent Seeks To Share A Tragic Experience

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After the tragic death of his son, Reid, Tim Hollister, a Hartford attorney, launched a blog to provide an educational forum to enhance parent awareness of the risks involved with teen driving. The blog, From Reid’s Dad, is written  purposefully by a parent for parents of teen drivers and focusing on good, safe, parent decision-making about […] [Read More]
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Schools Must Adopt H1N1 Flu Precautions

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Whether or not the the present influenza season becomes as severe as some medical experts are forecasting, many colleges and prep schools are adopting prudent health policies, which are worth examining and emulating.  Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT, for example, has provided to parents via email its published policy for dealing with the flu. Cornell […] [Read More]
Categories: General, H1N1 Influenza